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Pineapple Orange Trifle

Guests are pleasantly surprised to see this lovely trifle on my holiday table. Coconut, pineapple and mandarin oranges lend a tropical taste to every spoonful. —Renee Schwebach, Dumont, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 can (14 ounces) pineapple tidbits
  • 2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 prepared angel food cake (8 to 10 ounces), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted


  • Drain pineapple, reserving 2/3 cup juice; set pineapple aside. In a large bowl, whisk the milk, pineapple juice and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Whisk in sour cream; fold in oranges and pineapple.
  • Place a third of the cake cubes in a 3-qt. trifle bowl; top with a third of the pudding mixture. Repeat layers twice. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours. Combine whipped topping and extract; spread over the top. Sprinkle with coconut.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 269 calories, 9g fat (7g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 404mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • buckey15
    Jun 13, 2020

    Have made this a few times for guests and it is always well received. I like that I can prepare it the day ahead.

  • Suncity103
    Mar 29, 2019

    Want to make for a diabetic friend. Can Sugar-Free pudding be used instead of the regular Instant Vanilla Pudding as well as Greek Yogurt instead of Sour Cream?

  • mythyagain
    Apr 3, 2016

    Wonderfully easy and delicious! I used 15 oz. of mandarin oranges as I love them. This would be a great dessert to take to a potluck or serve at home.

  • crystal.a.magill
    Nov 16, 2015

    This dessert presented itself well was easy to make and tasted great. I didn't put the coconut on it but did a little orange zest to the top. Everyone loved it.

  • nanajana4
    Jul 19, 2015

    When I made this dessert for the first time and took it to our church potluck, a lady asked me if she could take the bowl home and lick it out! Guess that says they liked it!

  • mikelssword
    Jan 15, 2015

    I made this trifle for a church meeting and it was wonderful! I will make this again.

  • Sprucetree18
    Sep 14, 2014

    Easy to make, easy to eat... ! This was liked by everyone at a recent family gathering, it was a nice light-tasting dessert, good after a big meal...

  • Homemade34
    Mar 20, 2014

    Light and delicious! Perfect for spring!

  • JuDeW
    Jul 9, 2013

    Very eye appealing, and tasty. I added sliced bananas onto each layer and finished with a few cherries on top

  • angl9791
    May 25, 2013

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